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  • Akira Ishogawa

    WOOLLAHRA, Dresses

    Akira Ishogawa has achieved international recognition for his exquisite contemporary clothing designs.

    Cocktail, Designer, Evening, Formal, Graduation, Long, Maxi, Party, Semi Formal

    PHONE: Akira Ishogawa Contact phone number 02 9361 5221
    ADDRESS: Akira Ishogawa Address Map12A Queen Street
    Woollahra 2025
    Akira Ishogawa directionsDirections by GoogleMaps
    OPENING HOURS: Akira Ishogawa opening hours timesWed-Sat: 11am- 5pm

    A garment can transcend, giving it a soul.

    I translate fabrics into soft and romantic silhouettes, using natural fabrics like silks and cottons, which are kind to the skin.

    Distressing fabrics and alchemically treating them, gives the feeling of already 'being loved', thus evoking emotion. Even one-off fabrics found in flea markets can be given new life.

    Richly embellished fabrics echo Eastern influences, and I have great respect for their traditions. Inspiration can be found from the past - re-using vintage textiles and sometimes creating replicas of them, incorporated with specific craftsmanship.

    The number of hours someone has spent on manual work like this makes it priceless.

    I see craftsmanship as an implement with which to realise one's vision. Past, present and future; that slogan continues in almost everything around which my work evolves. Timeless beauty and femininity in my design is profound, in a way for the wearer to express their inner soul.